Here are a few notes from the open portion of practice:
-Early enrollee Kareem Are was a full participant in practice for the first time today. He took the second-team reps at left guard behind Josue Matias. During board drills Are dominated a one-on-one battle against linebacker Reggie Northrup.
-Tre’ Jackson was dressed out, but once again not participating. Fisher said yesterday that Jackson is being held out for precautionary reasons after getting “dinged in the head.” Jared “Scooter” Haggins was also not working out. Fisher said that Haggins felt some tightness in his hamstring during yesterday’s practice. They were joined on the sidelines by Mathew Thomas, Ronald Darby, Nate Andrews, Justin Shanks, Myles Davis, and Derrick Mitchell.
–Jesus “Bobo” Wilson was in a blue no-contact jersey today. Karlos Williams also continued to wear a no-contanct jersey.
-The defense worked on nickel sets today after spending the last two days working on goal line. Jalen Ramsey worked in the nickel spot with early enrollee Trey Marshall shadowing him. P.J. Williams and Nick Waisome were the two corners with Darby out, and Tyler Hunter and Lamarcus Brutus played safety with Andrews out. Eddie Goldman lined up at the nose tackle with Mario Edwards Jr. and Nile Lawrence-Stample playing defensive end. Chris Casher filled the hybrid edge rusher/Sam linebacker position. Terrance Smith lined up at weak side linebacker and Norhrup played Mike backer.
-During board drills tight end Jeremy Kerr dominated Chris Casher in both of their match-ups. Goldman dominated back-up left tackle Wilson Bell during their match-up and Keith Bryant won against Reuben Carter.